I made 2 parts to the mold and rolled my clay to 2 cards thick. Placing the clay into the deep mold was more difficult than I anticipated. The clay cracked and I had to repair it in several places. It was a little scary taking the two parts of clay out of the molds. After I wiggled the silicone mold, both pieces popped right out. While they were drying on the cup warmer, I rolled the clay for the next end cap. This time I rolled it 3 cards thick and it was easier to put into the mold halves. It did not crack.
|Drying in the mold|
|Drying on the cup warmer|
I drilled holes in the tops after firing. It would have been so much easier to do it before the firing. Bet I remember to do that next time!
Into the tumbler for 45 minutes and look what I took out!
p.s. My friend, Kim, was very happy with her sterling silver end caps and I'm very happy with my fine silver ones.